Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night Arrives at Long Last, Launch Trailer Teases 13 Free DLCs

It looks like our third playable character is none other than Shovel Knight.

By Chris Morse

At long last, Koji Igarashi’s Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is finally here! It’s been a long time since IGA brought us Castlevania: Symphony of the Night, not to mention a slew of other great action-platformers, but development on the core game is complete and the team isn’t even finished yet. As the launch trailer above indicates, the title will include with it 13 free DLCs in total, several of which are available day one with the base game.

Available at launch is New Game Plus, an 8-bit level, Nightmare Difficulty, Pure Miriam set, Boss Rush Mode, and Speed Run Mode. Future updates will bring players additional content in the form of co-op and versus play, local and online multiplayer, a roguelike-style dungeon, two extra playable characters (David Hayter’s Zangetsu and Shovel Knight), Chaos Mode, Classic Mode, and Boss Revenge Mode.

Further details on the above content additions will be made available at a later date, but we are pleased to see IGA and the team go all-out on making this a memorable release for fans and “Igavania” newcomers alike. If this is a day-one buy for you or you backed this project from the get-go, let us know in the comments below or on social media!

Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night is set in 18th century England, where a paranormal force has summoned a demon-infested castle, revealing crystal shards infused with tremendous magical power. Miriam, an orphan scarred by an alchemist curse which slowly crystallizes her body, must fight through the castle to save humanity and herself by defeating the denizens of hell that await within along with the summoner behind the mayhem, Gabel.

The title is available now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC (via Steam and GOG), with the Nintendo Switch version debuting on June 25th. Stay tuned to Dead Entertainment for all the latest news and updates on the game, and read our review later this week.

About the Author

Chris Morse

Programmer by day, writer by night. Having grown up surrounded by plenty of horror movies and video games, it only made sense for Chris to combine all of these passions into one place: Dead Entertainment. Whether he's working on designs, tinkering with the platform, or just writing up the latest horror news, he's sure to be hard at work keeping the wheels turning on this website no matter what time of day it is. When not coding or gaming, you can find him donning a Cheesehead and heading to the Midwest to cheer on his favorite NFL team, the Green Bay Packers. #GoPackGo